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Music project helps mental health service users with rehabilitation

A MUSIC project that helps service users with mental health difficulties with their rehabilitation has been shortlisted for a prestigious award by NHS England.

Oldham mental health wards meeting government standards

Oldham’s mental health services have been found to be meeting government standards following an unannounced inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

New medical unit for dementia patients opens at Rochdale Infirmary

A brand new medical unit developed purely for patients with dementia has been officially opened at Rochdale infirmary.

A FRESH approach to healthy lifestyles for Oldham families

Oldham’s brand new healthy lifestyle programme launched on 1 April and free places on the very first course are now available.

Street Triage pilot launched in Tameside

Mental health professionals and police officers in Tameside have teamed up to pilot a street triage service for people that have suspected mental health needs and come into contact with police.

Publishing information on staffing levels

NHS England and the Care Quality Commission have issued joint guidance to Trusts on the delivery of the ‘Hard Truths’ commitments associated with publishing staffing data regarding nursing, midwifery and care staff levels.


New text service to give top health tips to residents

Residents using community and mental health services across parts of Greater Manchester will be able to sign up to receive care advice, tips and support tailored to their needs, via a new text messaging service.

Ward staff find time for a cuppa in support of dementia charity

Mental health staff based at Fairfield General Hospital found “time for a cuppa” and got baking to support an annual event to raise money for Dementia UK.

Get a healthy spring in your step with new weight management courses

New weight loss courses are due to start soon to help Oldham residents enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

Local leaders wanted to join Board of Directors

Residents are being given the opportunity to join the Board of local community and mental health services provider, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Putting people with Parkinson’s back in control

People in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale are invited to a free event to find out more about Parkinson’s disease.

Six steps to better care for older people

Older people living in care homes in Oldham can be assured of receiving the very best care during the last few months of their life.

£1m investment to improve community care

An investment of £1 million will be used to improve technology for community health staff across parts of Greater Manchester, allowing faster access to records and improving care for patients.

Your chance to shape the local NHS

Residents have the chance to influence the way their local health services are run by becoming a Governor for Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

A FRESH approach to families’ health

A brand new and exciting healthy lifestyle programme for Oldham families will launch on 1 April.

Shadow Health Secretary visits local Macmillan Wellbeing Centre

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham MP paid a visit to Trafford’s Macmillan Wellbeing Centre to learn more about the psychological and emotional support available to local residents with a life-limiting illness.

Enjoy family life without the strife

Modern day families are faced with a number of different pressures that can make life difficult, so mental health experts at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust have come up with 10 tips to improve the wellbeing of the whole family.

Staff take part in ITV student nurses programme

A new ITV programme called Student Nurses: Bedpans to Bandages follows the diverse backgrounds and lives of trainee nurses in Birmingham and Manchester, with all the pressures, emotions and challenges they face both in training and on the wards.